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Is BArch a Good Career Option?

BArch is a fascinating field of study and an extremely lucrative career option for students. It is one of those courses which never cease to excite young minds because of its balance of creativity and pragmatism in it. This course is just not about making structures out of stones and sand. It is about thinking out-of-the-box and unleashing the creative streak inside an individual to create beautiful structures.

BArch has a plethora of career options both in India as well as abroad. The course structure is designed in a way that it helps students practically envision and experience the art of planning, designing and erecting structures. It helps in creating physical structures keeping the aesthetic, legal and safety regulations in mind.

BArch Scope in India

The following are some of the widely known BArch scopes in India. The average salary of a BArch graduate from a reputed university is around 3-4 lacs per annum and can vary based on the specializations and career path chosen by the graduate on completion.

1. Interiors Manager
2. Architectural Manager
3. Draftsman
4. Project Assistant in Architecture
5. Consulting
6. Business Development
7. Architectural Data Analyst
8. Landscape Architect
9. Building Inspector, Building Surveyor
10. Restoration Specialist
11. Design Architect
12. Lecturer/Professor

Course Details

Bachelor of Architecture is a five-year course that includes three and a half years of classroom study, six months of practical study, and one year of internship. The course program includes disciplines like architectural designing, settlement planning, building science and management, building software, and architectural appreciation, among many others. The course would encompass a fair share of both theoretical and practical modules of building designing, and the various designing factors involved along with it.

Students would be facing eight semesters of integrated learning methodology with particular focus on techniques like block models, sketches, illustrations, and PBL.

Who can Pursue this Course?

Any student irrespective of whether they are from the science or the commerce background can pursue BArch in MAHE. A potential student is one who has completed 10+2 education or a 10+3 diploma from an acknowledged board with mathematics as the main subject can pursue this course.

The best fit for this course study is someone with an eye for detail, creativity, managerial, analytical, problem-solving and cost estimation skills, and an inclination towards drawing, designing, and sound knowledge of geometry. A prospective candidate good at visualizing 2-D and 3-D structures, and giving it a physical form is a perfect fit for this course program.

To get a seat in Manipal Academy of Higher Education, the potential candidates should pass these BArch eligibility criteria-

1.A minimum aggregate of 50% in all the subjects in 10th,+2 and a Diploma Program

2.A valid NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) administered by the Council of Architecture or a JEE Mains Paper II score

3.In the case of diploma students, a full-time valid diploma degree from a recognized institute with the relevant pass percentage is a must.

BArch is a fruitful career option with a wide range of career options to pursue. Apart from the usual career path, graduates can also choose to work independently as an architect, a designer or get into the teaching line as a lecturer.

About Manipal

Manipal Academy of Higher education (MAHE) is a global institute of repute. Besides courses in various other fields, here are some of the popular ones that students opt for. Click on the course of your interest to find out more about it.

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